We all know how great coconut oil is for your skin and hair. But what about avocado oil? Yes you can make some very tasty guacamole with avocado, but avocado oil is just as effective as coconut oil. The avocado fruit is extracted from avocado and cultivated in various parts of the world. The oil squeezed from an avocado fruit has high nutritional value, but is more expensive when compared to other oils.
Avocado oil comes in two forms, organic and inorganic. Organic avocado oil is considered healthy and stays fresh for longer periods of time. Cold pressed avocado oil can be the active ingredient in many cosmetic skincare and hair care products because avocado oil has one of the best moisturizing ability of all oils.
You can apply avocado oil directly on your skin or through consumption. Avocado oil has high level of Vitamin E which helps prevent skin inflammations and itchiness, and it helps your skin maintain softness and good health. Avocado oil also helps your skin from drying out helps it stay hydrated for longer periods of time. And if you suffer from dry skin like me, the avocado oils will benefit you the most.
As an anti-aging ingredient, avocado oil has high anti-aging properties capable of protecting your skin from free radicals. The oils in the avocado deeply penetrate into your skin cells, allowing them to function while being attacked by free radicals.
For a face mask, which is refreshing, mix equal portions of avocado and cucumber in your blender. Apply the mixture to your face and neck, and leave on for about 15 minutes. If you do this 2-3 times a week, you will notice softer and fresher skin.
You can also soften your hands with this avocado mixture. Mix mashed avocados with finely ground oats or sugar and gently rub the mixture into your hands. Leave on for five minutes, and wash off without soap. This mixture is going to remove dead skin cells from your hands and will leave your hands soft and moisturized.
As well as being a way to treat dry hair, avocados can also be used to treat a dry and itchy scalp. How do you treat your dry scalp? Massage some mashed up avocado into your scalp to help heal, nourish and improve the overall condition of your scalp and hair.
If you have frizzy or damaged hair, avocado oil can help with this too. Before shampooing, mash up half an avocado and add two tablespoons avocado oil. Massage the mixture into your hair and scalp and leave it on for about 15 minutes. After rinsing, that unruly hair will be smooth and manageable.
If you have the desire for shinier hair, avocados can help you. Mash a ripe avocado and mix it with an egg yolk and one tablespoon of coconut oil. Massage the mixture into your hair and scalp, and leave the mixture on for 15-20 minutes. Shampoo and condition your hair as you normally would. The hair mask should leave your hair with extra shine.
In conclusion, avocados and avocado oil is a cheaper way to keep your skin moisturized and your hair healthier. During the winter everyone experiences some degree of skin and hair dryness. I know all too well the feeling of being dehydrated, and it is the most uncomfortable feeling ever. There are not a lot of people who can afford skin and hair maintenance on a weekly basis. So why not treat your skin and hair at an affordable price? You deserve it!